Deus’ research at Chatham House examines CEE-Africa relations in the context of how developments in e-governance influences some CEE transitions and what lessons can be drawn in support of institutional strengthening and improving outcomes for citizens in Africa.
He previously served as executive director of a small dynamic information research organization – the Tanzania Citizens’ Information Bureau.
With the start of the country’s constitutional reform process in 2011, Deus became chairman of the Civil Society Constitutional Forum, a membership platform of 200 organizations to advance citizens’ constitutional literacy throughout the review process.
He has 20 years of experience in action-oriented research, advocacy and dissemination having worked with the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (LARRI/HAKIARDHI), the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), and the Economic and Social Research Foundation.
He was also the Africa coordinator for a continental strengthening citizens’ voice programme, a collaborative initiative of CIVICUS: World Assembly for Citizens’ Participation and the Overseas Development Institute.
Deus is a frequent commentator on topical issues in the Tanzanian and international media, and he has also authored and co-authored journal articles and training manuals.
He holds a BA in political science, international relations from the University of Dar es Salaam, an MA in international studies from Sheffield University, a PGD in governance, democratization and public policy from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and a PGCert in constitution building in Africa from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Areas of expertise
- Democratization and transition experiences in Africa and Visegrad Europe
- Constitutionalism and constitution building in Africa
- Elections, referenda and consensus-building processes
- Gender, human rights and conflict resolution
- Regional integration
|2014 - present||Assistant lecturer, Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations|
|2011-17||Chairman, Tanzania Constitution Forum|
|2010-17||Executive director, Tanzania Citizens’ Information Bureau|
|2015-16||Visiting lecturer, National Defense College|
|2011-17||Election observer and Head of Mission to various sub-Saharan countries, Tanzania Constitution Forum|
|2008-10||Africa participatory governance coordinator, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation/ODI|
|2007-08||Assistant research fellow, Economic and Social Research Foundation|